BYOT Tour Resources

Below are the units developed by Shiloh teachers and implemented during the tour. Click on each name to view complete lesson plans with all resources.

Design a Restaurant: Students will design a restaurant in teams of two. They will create a digital portfolio that includes a restaurant layout, menu, cooking guide, and written review. This is a cross-curricular unit that incorporates math, science, health, language arts, and technology standards. The unit will conclude with an “Opening Day” simulation of their restaurants where they may showcase their work to parents, students, and visitors.

Claire Elliott

3rd Grade

Explanation of Multiplication: Students will discuss and explore multiplication through use of arrays and the standard algorithm. Expected outcome will be a group project with emphasis on explaining the process of multiplication using math vocabulary and illustrations.

Patricia Cox

4th Grade

What Makes a Country Special? Students will create a presentation about a country of their choice. Working in pairs, students will create a presentation about the country to demonstrate their application of research process and map skills.

 Megan Gravitt

3rd Grade

River of Words Project: Students will learn about the watershed in their community (Chattahoochee River) and how problems (human or nature interaction) can affect its ecosystem. The students will analyze why different problems occur in other places, solve them, and propose a way to avoid the same problems in the future by making the public aware of them. Students will present their proposals to classmates and Elachee and Chattahoochee Nature Centers.Students will create a poem and art piece based on an object (plant, animal, water system (lake, stream, river, creek), or inanimate object found in the Chattahoochee River watershed. These will be submitted as entries to the Georgia 2013 River of Words project by November 1, 2013.

Anita Glover

4th Grade

It’s All in Your Perspective: Students will use their knowledge about the 8 moon phases to create a comic strip. They will impersonate either the sun, the moon, or Earth and write a “personal experience” comic strip from the perspective of their character to explain how the phases change with time.

Scott Gaglione

4th Grade

Student Work Examples

Switching Tribes: The student(s) will choose a tribe to be their “home” tribe. Due to a circumstance of their choice, (marriage, job, family change, etc) they will be leaving their tribe and moving to a different one. They will keep a diary/journal sharing how they’ve adapted to their new home (including different shelter, food, and clothing).Will they stay or return to their original tribe? Their product could be a diary, a video of a day-in-the-life, a letter, a song, poem, or conversation/debate.

Becky Fowler

4th Grade

Civil War Propaganda: Partners will select a Point of View during the Civil War era and create propaganda to persuade viewers of their perspective. They will use various Nonfiction Conventions such as maps, timelines, and photographs as their persuasive tools. They will research for the Conventions and then use a device or desktop to create the Propaganda. They will have a choice as to what application or web tool to use for their final creation. Choices will include Glogster, Popplet, Wiki, Wixie, Power Point, iMovie, Pic Collage, and more.

Amelia Gillis

5th Grade

Figurative Language Project: Students will use digital tools to locate and learn elements of figurative language from a variety of online sources. They will apply and demonstrate their learning in a creative and engaging way by creating a digital presentation using an app or program of their choice.

Shanna Rome

5th Grade

Confused Students and the Marshmallow: Students will design multimedia projects to help a confused student understand the differences between physical and chemical changes. They will research the scientific concepts and explain what happens to a marshmallow when it is roasted. Students will then take on a role of a teacher to explain these concepts to “confused” students. Along with the presentation, students will design an assessment to check for understanding.

Jeff Gentry

5th Grade

Native American Class Blog: Students will create a blog entry for a Native American tribe of their choice. The project will demonstrate an understanding of the Social Studies, Reading, and Writing standards. Students will focus on content, fact/opinion, non-fiction source reading, & writing with good grammar and perspectives/point of view.

Angana Ghate

4th Grade

What’s the Diff? Students will create a product that will teach a second grader about the differences between physical and chemical changes in matter. They will publish their projects in Wikispaces or Edmodo. Students will use technology tools to take photos and/or videos of examples of physical and chemical changes in matter and explain the difference between them.

Noelle Robinson

5th Grade

Relationships Between Living Things and their Environment : Through this unit, the students will map out their own watershed (Upper Chattahoochee) and identify how human uses affect the quality of the water. They will delve into their own responsibilities to the planet that include recycling, conservation, and appreciation for the natural environment. The culminating task will be to create an infomercial on the topic of composting. The exemplary products will have an authentic audience and be used on the school news program to inform the school about our compost bin.

Tanya Cheeves

3rd Grade

Student Work Examples

The Earth, Moon, and Sun in Our Solar System: Students will create presentation to demonstrate their understanding about the motions of the Earth, Sun and Moon.

Penny Latimer

2nd Grade

Reasons for the Seasons : Students will demonstrate their knowledge of how the sun causes changes in the Earth (position of the sun, shadows created, length of day and night, how living things adapt to changes).

Bethany Taylor, Jessica Rogers, and Cindy Smith

2nd Grade

Native American Group Project: Students will research how lives of Native American Tribes were affected by their environment. They will compare and contrast it to lives of people today and develop creative presentations to demonstrate their understanding.

Ivan Zeitlin

4th Grade

Weather Forms: The students will research and design a project on a form of weather.

Stephanie Buquoi

1st Grade

Student work examples:

Seeing is Believing: Using Google Earth to Improve Learning: Part 1: Students will travel on a Scavenger Hunt using Google Earth. Students will work together in groups to locate the seven continents and four major oceans in the world. They will identify and label the continents and oceans using Skitch and Evernote apps.Part 2: Students will be creating Play Dough Landform Islands. Students will develop an awareness of landforms worldwide and learn the key characteristics of the landforms.Part 3: Students will use iTalk to describe the attributes of their Play Dough Landforms.

Laura Serra

1st Grade

The tour was a huge success. Teachers and students at Shiloh shined!

Here is the recap from Jill Thompson, one of the visitors from North Carolina.

 

2 thoughts on “BYOT Tour Resources

  1. Couldn’t be prouder to be a parent of Shiloh Point students! The use of technology as a learning tool is amazing, and I am so grateful to have teachers that are passionate about teaching our children with tools that are so integral and relevant to the world we live in today. I am confident that they are being nurtured to be successful students, and this is setting an amazing foundation for the future! Thank you!!!

  2. I’m so proud of the hard work of you and all of the teachers at Shiloh Point Elementary. The students at your school are lucky to be able to participate in such authentic work and relevant learning!

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